Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bin Ladin's Bookshelf

A sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. The release contains two sections. The first is a list of non-classified, English-language material found in and around the compound. The second is a selection of now-declassified documents. The Intelligence Community will be reviewing hundreds more documents in the near future for possible declassification and release. 
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Monday, 18 May 2015

Open Book

I was on BBC Radio 4's main book programme Open Book over the weekend talking with Mariella Frostrup about my latest book Improbable Libraries but also a little bit about Bookshelf the book. You can here it repeated on Thursday but also by the magic of audioboom below. As an added bonus, Julian Barnes was on just before me (I come in at around the 17 minute mark).

Monday, 11 May 2015


Bookdesk is a combination of desk and bookcase. Legs of the desk are steel frames with shelves on various heights. Frames are separated by steel nets. Table top is made of plywood.
Dimensions: 195cm x 70cm x 75cm
Materials: steel profiles, steel mesh, plywood
Adam Wiercinski

Thursday, 2 April 2015


Lacuna is a monumental, participatory art installation being built for the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival to be held in downtown Berkeley, June 5-7, 2015. Constructed from 50,000 books donated by the Internet Archive, Lacuna will sit in MLK Civic Center Park for the duration of the festival weekend, creating a reflective space that offers contrast to—and respite from—the busy energy of the festival. Admission to Lacuna is 100% free, and visitors to Lacuna can take books from its walls at no cost.
Project Lacuna

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Improbable Libraries

A video of me talking about my new book Improbable Libraries on the BBC flagship news programme Today.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Kosha meditative space

An innovative, original and decidedly different concept. More than a luxury piece of furniture, Kosha is a sort of protective sheath. This exceptional object consists of 33 strips of wood machined one by one then assembled by hand with a watchmaker's precision. 10 niches provide spaces to store one’s favourite books, always within easy reach. The ideal place to retire to be alone or in the company of a book.